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Greetings Nobles!

February is behind us and we are getting closer to spring. The Clubs & Units meeting was well attended, thank you to those who took the time out of their busy schedule to attend the meeting. I hope I was able to clarify the concerns about point functions and explain the “Team Functions” that we will be having this year. We feel it is important for our clubs and units to support their local communities because they are the ones who are ultimately supporting Zem Zem Shrine and Shriners Hospital for Children-Erie. I challenge all units to attend 10 or more parades this year and encourage you to notify Dale Hill of the parades you will be attending and he will post them on the website so that all units will be aware, and hopefully we will have a few units at these local parades. Keep track of the parades you participate in and let our Parade Marshall, Bob Sisco know so he can keep track of the parades that Zem Zem is represented at and by whom.

The Fez Flyer game dinner was once again a huge success; I can’t imagine that anyone left hungry. The Tri-Wheels Game Day was also a good time. We held the Driver’s Transportation meeting and I hope it was informative for all who attended. If anyone has any questions, please contact Lou Carbaugh. Colonel Drake’s Reverse Raffle was a great evening of fun and fellowship.

The Divan has decided to offer a one time “Membership Restoration” for any noble who has been suspended for two years or more and would like to be re-instated, he can be for the current dues amount of $108.00. If you know of anyone who would be interested in this program, please let me know.

There are many upcoming events in March and April so please check your calendar book so you and your Lady can plan to attend one or more of these events. A Meat Bingo is being held at the temple on March 20th to support the Activities Committee and the Jewelry Jackpot is April 18th; your support at these events is greatly appreciated.

If we all work together as a team we will accomplish great things.


Yours in Faith,
Randy Ferguson, Potentate 2020

From the First Lady:


Dear Nobles and Ladies,Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow and is predicting an early spring. It has been a long couple of months and I am looking forward to spring and all of Zem Zem’s upcoming events.

The Zem Zem Ladies Project is under way. Jessica and I have been busy preparing for the Jewelry Jackpot. If anyone needs tickets or would like to donate a basket for the Chinese Auction, please get in touch with me. Mark your calendars, Saturday, April 18th is going to be a day of fun and fellowship.

Zem Zem’s 2020 Jewelry Jackpot will be on Saturday, April 18th, 2020 and I need all of you to help support our project by selling tickets to your family, friends, co-workers and fellow shrine ladies. Invite them to come and enjoy an afternoon of fun and fellowship. If anyone is interested in donating a basket for the Chinese auction or know a business you could approach, let Jessica or myself know. Everyone’s help and enthusiasm if truly appreciated. Ladies, let’s make this a team effort.

If you need tickets, please contact Jessica Wygant, Randy or myself and we will see that you get tickets.

Thank you to everyone for your support and I look forward to a year of fun and fellowship with old friends and new ones.

In Shrine Love,


(724) 854-2649


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